Potentially Harmful Toxin Found In Water Around Discovery BayContra Costa County health officials Wednesday confirmed the presence of a potentially harmful toxin in waters around Discovery Bay.
Funky-Smelling Silicon Valley Tap Water Caused By Delta Algae BloomWater officials in Silicon Valley are warning residents that the water coming out of their taps may be smelly and dirty, but it’s still safe to drink.
Toxic Ocean Algae Events Could Get Worse; Conservation Group Warns Of Marine Mammal Die-OffsOfficials with the Center for Biological Diversity said toxic ocean conditions could become commonplace throughout the Northeast Pacific Ocean as the ocean becomes warmer.
Lake In Berkeley’s Tilden Park Closed Due To Toxic AlgaeLake Anza in Berkeley has been closed for swimming due to a bloom of toxic blue-green algae, the East Bay Regional Park District announced Thursday.
Swimmers Urged To Avoid Russian River After Dog Dies From Toxic AlgaeSonoma County public health officials are asking people to stay out of the Russian River this Labor Day weekend after a dog death was tied to a toxic blue-green algae bloom in the area.
Russian River Visitors Warned About Possibly Toxic AlgaeSonoma County officials began posting signs Friday at public beaches along the Russian River, warning swimmers of possibly toxic algae blooms.
3 Of California's Dirtiest Beaches Right Here In The Bay AreaDespite cleaner beaches statewide due to a lack of storm runoff caused by the drought, a beach report card released Wednesday says that three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area.
Bad Tasting, Smelly Tap Water Returns To East Bay MUD Customers This WeekendThe East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.
Lake Tahoe's Tiniest Creatures Disappearing At Alarming RateResearchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.
Uptick In Algae Leaving Moldy Aftertaste In East Bay WaterResidents who live in the Contra Costa Water District say their tap water has been tasting strange lately.
Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.
Abalone Deaths Along Sonoma County Coastline Blamed On Microscopic Sea CreatureThe death of tens of thousands of abalone along the Bay Area’s coastline is being blamed on a microscopic sea creature.